Freedom of Access to Information and Resources

We’re campaigning for a fair, open, democratic society where information can be accessed by everyone.

FAIR is lobbying on a number of issues which affect Australia's library and information sector including copyright law reform, cybersafety and the problems with internet filtering, digitising our nation’s history, encouraging children to read, evidence-based decisions in law, health and business, evidence-based policy making, learning at any age, qualified library staff in schools, supporting Australia's book industry and well funded public libraries.

Reflections on evidence-based policy, professional responsibility and the Marriage Law Postal Survey - Elizabeth Smith and James McGoran

Thursday, 9 November, 2017

ALIA NGAC Members Elizabeth Smith and James McGoran have authored a discussion piece on professional advocacy and the free flow of ideas.

Elizabeth and James examine the recent Marriage Law Postal Survey and advocacy in a LIS context.

#CookingForCopyright online

Tuesday, 25 July, 2017

Will you be furiously cooking up a storm on Sunday evening 30th July, and wearing your Cooking For Copyright apron, or recovering from a successful day of baking?
Like to share your baking adventures virtually, wherever you are in Australia or the world?

We're cooking for copyright AGAIN

Thursday, 15 June, 2017

Date for Diaries - Monday 31 July 2017

Have a celebratory morning or afternoon tea to celebrate the passing of the  The Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill

We want you to celebrate these important copyright reforms because FAIR supporters and Members of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) efforts to lobby our politicians has led to real change.

FAIR cooked its way to important copyright reform

Thursday, 15 June, 2017

FAIR and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) welcomes the introduction of important copyright reforms and is delighted that our supporters' efforts to lobby has led to real change.

The Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill  was today passed in Parliament and it includes a number of important and overdue amendments that will dramatically free up how Australians can access and use copyright material.

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